This time I’d like to discuss the feelings about books and reading.
Many people are not born with a natural aversion to reading, so we could ask why reading is such a problem for them and how many of them hate reading.
Many people with light sensitivity find reading difficult, uncomfortable and, sometimes, painful. Reading gives them a headache. In particular, science books by definition are not interesting.
There are many reasons why science books can appear difficult, like difficult terms, bad writing, or boring material.
Many students think that reading a textbook is so long and so boring: welcome back to school, guys!
We often use a textbook that was not our choice, but rather the teachers’. We all encounter books that we just can’t get into. Reading textbooks is different from reading for pleasure.
Do you remember your own experiences with textbooks when you were a student?
My academic career hasn’t progressed quite fast, because I have encountered numerous obstacles and textbooks which I found difficult to understand or follow. Textbooks contained lots of information and it was expected that I would we be able to remember at least some of this information for tests.
In my book (… I hope you have read it already ;), “The Physics of …“, I tried to simplify concepts of Physics with your previous knowledge and experience.
According to this line of thinking, my book’s main function is to help you to understand Physics laws and to give order to the physicists’ view of the Universe. “The Physics of …” is a textbook that makes Physics fun. I always thought it was possible to enjoy learning Physics: you are also expected to know how to use Newton’s First Law and Second Law in explaining different types of motion and you don’t have to be Einstein to understand the basic principles that govern the environment we live in. If you understand these principles, then you’ll spend less time guessing and more time enjoying!
Although I encourage you to read my book from start to finish, you can also leaf through this book as you like, reading the topics that you find interesting. You don’t have to read the chapters in order if you don’t want to.
You don’t have any physics scholar background at all. You should be curious. Be curious, and don’t let yourself be satisfied. By being curious, you will be able to discover new possibilities which are normally not possible.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning … Never lose a holy curiosity”
I think my book will be both interesting and educational (…and not boring!) — at least I hope it will be 🙂